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Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

Hurt people hurt people.

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

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Single Parents

 

SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES
Single parent families occur because of:
            1. separation / divorce
            2. unwed mothers
            3. death of a spouse
            4. adoption / fostering by a single
            5. non participating spouse
Whatever the family history, all single parents take on a challenging responsibility of raising their children alone. It’s difficult enough for 2 parents with a solid marriage and stable finances to parent. Being a single parent may be the most challenging job in the universe:
            – earning a living
            – fixing meals
            – caring for kids
            – helping with homework
            – cleaning the house
            – paying the bills
            – repairing the car
            – handling insurance
            – changing diapers
            – doing the banking
            – taking the kids to the doctor / dentist
            – bathing the preschooler
            – doing the income tax
            – laundry, laundry and more laundry
            – shopping
            – reading a story
            – going to soccer practice
            – cutting the grass
            – tucking in a night
            – etc.
            – etc.
            – etc.
            everyday – all year long is exhausting, back breaking work.

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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Parents' Comments

“Rick’s approach is so logical. He helped us clearly define the problem, analyze what has happened and select the best strategy. We now feel empowered to do something positive for our kid”

(A.N. – Tillsonburg)